Spartans anticipate different schedule

The Spartans meet Purdue and Illinois in Big Ten play this year for the first time since 2010.

This year, Michigan State's schedule looks a little bit different than it has in recent years.

Purdue and Illinois are back on, while Ohio State and Wisconsin are missing.

"We had some really great games with Wisconsin," senior offensive lineman Blake Treadwell said. "I probably won't play against them again, but we have had some really good games.

"We are excited to play Illinois and Purdue, I don't think we have played against them since my freshman year. So it's nice for a little change up here and there."

Senior linebacker Max Bullough echoed that sentiment Wednesday.

"It's a completely different schedule when you go from the past two years to this year," Bullough said. "We don't get to play a few of the teams we have played great games with the past few seasons, but we also get to play some teams we haven't played in a while. For me, it's exciting."

Treadwell noted that it will be interesting playing teams that will look different than they did the last time the teams met.

"It's almost playing a team you haven't played because in two or three years, you are in the groove of playing a certain team then it changes," he said. "You're preparing for something different than you usually are. It can be a whole new offense."

Treadwell did say that completing a cycle around the Big Ten is something he welcomes.

"I think from my freshman year to now, I have played at every Big Ten school," he said. "So, it's nice to get a feel for different stadiums and atmospheres."

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